How Drew Medford left his mark on Paschal Baseball

first_imgFacebook Kristen Clarke Kristen Clarke is a senior studying sports & broadcast journalism from Barrington, Illinois. She is a member of the TCU Cheerleading team. Twitter Kristen Clarke Previous articleHorned Frogs come out on top at Bayou Beach BashNext articleTCU’s NSSLHA presents fourth annual dance Kristen Clarke RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Website| + posts Twitter Former wide receiver launches clothing line on TCU’s Pro Day Linkedin TAGSDrew MedfordDrew Medford Memorial TournamentFort WorthPaschal BaseballTCUTCU baseball Kristen Clarke Defender first TCU soccer player be drafted into the National Women’s Soccer League There’s a new Horned Frog in town Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store ReddIt Kristen Clarke Linkedin Kristen Clarke ReddIt Facebook printThe annual Paschal-Arlington Heights baseball tournament, a long-time tradition, got a makeover this year that honored a Paschal graduate killed in a car wreck days before enrolling at TCU.The now-named Drew Medford Memorial Baseball Tournament awarded $2,000 scholarships to one senior player from each of the six participating teams. Medford’s jersey was retired in a pre-game ceremony during the last game of the tournament.Tournament organizers hope to increase the number of participating teams and the value of the scholarship awards in coming years. Ultimately, they said they hope to attract teams from all around the country.They said they want to recognize Medford’s selfless character.“He’s an unbelievable guy, I mean great baseball player but an even better person,” said head coach Darrell Preston. “Drew made me a better coach over the last four years, he made us all great people,” he said.Junior pitcher Matthew Urban said Medford taught him that it doesn’t take velocity to be a good pitcher, it takes placement.“I’ll always remember what Drew told me during playoffs,” said Urban. “It was that nervous pitchers are the worst pitchers because if you’re nervous, you get tense and you can’t play.”Zack Shaw, a freshman at Texas State University and Paschal Baseball alumni, played with Medford in high school. Shaw said he was the fiercest competitor he’s ever played with in his life.“The kid had the biggest heart in the world and he brought up everyone with him. It wasn’t that we were following him, he wanted us to be even with him,” Shaw said. “If our heart wasn’t in it, he was going to be on us the entire time. He was the leader of this team and he was the heart of this team.”The Paschal players all wore the number 12, Medford’s number, on their hats. TCU begins $2M renovation to surface of football practice fieldlast_img read more

"How Drew Medford left his mark on Paschal Baseball"